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1935 the 8th of January, Elvis Aron Presley was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi. To Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith. His twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn, thus leaving him to grow up as an only child.

Elvis was given the middle name of Aron, with only one A, so he would always be a part of his brother Jesse Garon. Elvis Presley’s Star sign is Capricorn. Elvis would often ponder a sense of incompleteness at having lost a part of himself he could never know. Jesse was buried the following day in Princeville Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

From Elvis’s first moment on earth, until his Mother’s death some twenty three years later, Gladys never stopped worrying about her son’s every waking moment, and when she discovered her boy was a somnambulist (sleepwalker), she then also worried about his sleeping moments.

Her love for her son was a fawning, all consuming emotion that never stopped growing. Elvis asked his parents for a bicycle, but Gladys being very protective of Elvis was afraid he might fall off and hurt himself, and persuaded Elvis to get a guitar instead.

The Presley’s attended the First Assembly of God Church whose Pentecostal services always included singing. Elvis liked to wander along the muddy banks of the Tupelo creek as he strummed his guitar at nightfall. Elvis Presley was raised both in East Tupelo and later in Memphis, Tennessee, where his family moved when he was 13.

Elvis Presley In 1949 the family moved to Lauderdale Courts public housing development which was near musical and cultural influences like Beale Street, Ellis Auditorium and the Popular Tunes record store along with the Sun Studio about a mile away.

The surname Presley was Anglicized from the German Pressler during the Civil War. His ancestor Johann Valentin Pressler emigrated to North America in 1710. Pressler first settled in New York, but later moved to the South.

He was of mostly Scottish and English descent; the family also has Native American, German, and South African roots. His mother also claimed a Jewish heritage. Because of this, Elvis had a star of David placed on her tombstone. He also gave to Jewish charities in the Memphis area.

Elvis took up the guitar and practiced in the basement laundry room at Lauderdale Courts. He played gigs in the malls and courtyards of the Courts with other musicians who lived there. After high school he worked at Precision Tool Company, then drove a truck for the Crown Electric Company.


It’s his music, the loving and generous man that he was. The way every word to every song has a meaning just for you. Michelle

his music was amazing. Not only the lyrics but his beautiful voice is what made him the legend that he is. i know his music will never fade. ELVIS ROCKS!!! Nicky

I think ELVIS still attracts new fans because he had a nice voice and he was an excellent entertainer that still you enjoy see him on videos and DVD`S also there are people who they now him in person trough his life like his close friends, his band that they are live his memory trough Elvis virtual concerts, Books, CD`s etc so that’s why that Elvis name is living forever. Christian


Because he is the best and you can understand most of his songs a couple you have to listen to but then you can understand them but mostly he did them with so much passion and love that it shines through every song. Christine

Because at that time he was different from other singers, so his uniqueness and amazing voice will always be remembered. Victoria

He is a legend and will always be, he was an amazing person in all that he accomplished in his life and people reolize that. Casey

How he can still reach out and touch each and everyone of us, thru his incredible voice (music) Melba

It starts with good marketing but in the end it is his voice, and the passion and charisma that eminates from many of his recordings. He epitomizes the American dream, and we are all fascinated by those stories. Chris

He was passionate about his music and also all his movies, songs and pictures have created a lasting legend. Don

his music was amazing. not only the lyrics but his beautiful voice is what made him the legend that he is. i know his music will never fade. ELVIS ROCKS!!! Nicky

Because of the charisma he had and the person he was, he never change his humble personality, and mostly and most important: He perform like no other performer had or will giving himself up in every performance, he was unique, and unique to his fans. We are still discovering music that was not released. Ida

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